STORRS, Conn. – Freshman forward Natalie Snodgrass, who accounted for a pair of scores and game-deciding shootout goal this past weekend in the 14th annual Nutmeg Classic, has earned the honor of Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week – as announced by Hockey East on Monday morning.
It is the first league award for Snodgrass, who has jumped out to a spectacular start in her inaugural season with the UConn women’s ice hockey team. She leads the Huskies (4-5-6, 0-4-3 WHEA) in goals (10) and points (16).
Snodgrass’ 10 goals rank second among all freshmen in Hockey East and is the most by any UConn first-year player since Michela Cava in the 2012-13 season. Through 15 games, she has three multi-goal games.
UConn finished as runner-up in the Nutmeg Classic at the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum, losing to Quinnipiac in a shootout – 2-1 – in the championship game on Saturday night. Snodgrass tallied both goals for the Huskies in the ending result, a 2-2 tie.
Snodgrass is tied for ninth in Hockey East with 16 points this season, averaging better than one point per game. She was named to the Nutmeg Classic All-Tournament Team for her effort this past weekend – which included the game-winning score in Friday’s shootout with Penn State.
The Huskies return to action this weekend in a home-and-home with Providence, beginning Friday night at 7 p.m. in the Freitas Ice Forum. Saturday’s game is at 7 p.m. in Schneider Arena in Providence, R.I.